The late Ebony Reigns has prevailed over Joe Mettle, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy to make history as the first female to win the Ghana Vodafone Music Awards Artiste of the Year.
The dancehall songstress who lost her life earlier this year in a car accident was tipped by many including EL to win the highly prized award of the night at the 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
True to the expectations of many she posthumously won the Artiste of the year for 2018, making her the first female to ever win that award in the history of the VGMAs.
The Artiste of the Year is the biggest award in the VGMAs and by definition the Artiste of the Year is the artiste “adjudged by the Academy, Board and the General Public as the Artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity”.
The Artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album during the year under review.
Ebony was a national sensation in the year under review and topped it all up with her debut album, the Bonified album making her a qualified candidate for the award.
Not only did she win the ultimate award, her ‘Bonified’ album won Album of the Year and that of her ‘Sponsor’ won Afropop Song of the Year.
Meanwhile, her manager, Bullet who wrote her ‘Maame Hwe’ song also won the Songwriter of the Year.